KFP Organized Workshop for Women Association
M.A Ibrahim – Maiduguri
The European Union funded British Council implementing Managing Conflict in Northeast (MCN) in partnership with Kalthum Foundation for Peace (KFP) organized a Capacity building workshop for women based associations which lasted for three days in Maiduguri. The European Union funded MCN progrmme is aimed at reducing conflict, enhance stability and security necessary for human development.
Members of ten selected women association were selected to attend the workshop and will be given grants to executive projects that will impact the lives of members of the society through conflict management, conflict mediation and dialogue and to also enlighten the public on rising issues of Sexual and Gender Based Violence SGBV in the society.
The British Council’s National Team Lead Prof. Mohammed Tabiu in his remarks at the workshop said “this is an aspect of the programme which we give utmost importance and we allocate a considerable amount” He also said
we equally believe women have a huge role to play in bringing about the desired peace, progress and development of this part of our country.
The national team lead also urged women to make effective use of what they will learn from the workshop in order to impact and pass across the message to members of the society.
Alhaji Ja’afar Imam State Deputy Director of National Orientation Agency NOA who was a special guest at the workshop noted that “this occasion and others are trying to address not those involved but those who are coming behind” he also said
I have being observing with keen interest, I have attended so many programme of Kalthum Foundation and I have seen so many wonders because it always impact on women, children and youths.
The women were trained on how to run a successful association which involves team work and effective management by Dr. Abubakar Sani the Executive Director of Kalthum Foundation for Peace. They were also trained on the issues arising from SGBV by the Assistant Commissioner of Police Borno State command ACP A.M Bello and Conflict management by Prof. Ibrahim Umara of the department political Science who was represented by Comrade Ibrahim Sadiq.
The workshop ended with an advocacy visit to the Sexual Assault Referral Centre SARC “The N3lewa Centre” in Umarau Shehu Ultra Modern Hospital.
Members of the women based association were taken round the facility, they were addressed by the centre Doctor who explained the services the centre renders which are free medical, legal and psychosocial support in which it conducts tests where forensic evidence that will aid successful prosecution of offenders of Sexual Assault and violence directed against women, girls and boys will be collected.
The Centre is the only SARC facility in the state which was set up by European Union in partnership with the Borno state government and the British Council.